King Diamond will embark on a headlining tour of North America in support of his upcoming full-length, The Institute. The effort will be the group’s first new release in 12 years. King said of the effort:

“For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

A new single is due this fall, while the record itself is looking at a 2020 release.

Support on the trek will come from Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands. Speaking of the run, King Diamond comments:

“Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now…”

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats notes:

“As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary King Diamond. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Idle Hands also commented, adding:

“Touring with the iconic King Diamond is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

Tickets and VIP packages, a first for King Diamond, are available now via

11/02 – Dallas, TX | Bomb Factory
11/04 – Atlanta, GA | Tabernacle
11/05 – Orlando, FL | Dr. Phillips Center
11/07 – Brooklyn, NY | Kings Theatre
11/08 – Worcester, MA | The Palladium
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA | The Tower Theater
11/11 – Baltimore, MD | The Lyric
11/12 – Montreal, QC | MTelus
11/14 – Detroit, MI | The Fillmore
11/15 – Cleveland, OH | The Agora Theatre
11/16 – Louisville, KY | The Palace Theatre
11/18 – Chicago, IL | The Riviera
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN | Palace Theater
11/22 – Denver, CO | The Fillmore
11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex
11/25 – Seattle, WA | The Paramount
11/26 – Portland, OR | The Schnitzer
11/27 – Vancouver, BC | The Queen Elizabeth
11/29 – San Francisco, CA | The Warfield
12/01 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
12/02 – San Diego, CA | Magnolia
12/03 – Anaheim, CA | The Grove of Anaheim
12/04 – Phoenix, AZ | Comerica